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Trusted by Taranaki families for generations, we have a wealth of experience across a wide range of legal services.

We are an approachable firm and pride ourselves on our practical approach to achieving the best results and value for our clients.


Our Services

We offer a wide range of legal services, all carried out with a high level of expertise.

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Life is full of curveballs and sometimes disputes arise. It might be over a contract or debt, allegations of negligence or nuisance, or perhaps a dispute with a neighbour.

Should you become involved in a civil dispute, our team will work to get you the best possible outcome, whether through negotiation and mediation, or taking or defending a claim in the civil courts.

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Our experienced team of commercial lawyers can help you with all aspects of setting up and running your business. They will provide tailored practical advice and solutions, leaving you free to focus on what you do best – running your business.

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Criminal Defence

We provide expert advice and advocacy at all times. Should a matter go to court, we will represent you from the initial appearance through to trial, and if necessary, sentencing or appeal.

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Whether you employ one person or have a staff of hundreds, ensuring you comply with employment legislation can be time-consuming. Our employment team is able to help both employers and employees with a huge variety of issues, from independent contractor and employment agreements, through to redundancy and restructuring advice.

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Estate Administration

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Getting your personal and family affairs in order can sometimes feel overwhelming, particularly when life doesn’t go to plan.

Our professional, friendly team aims to take that stress away. We will walk you through everything you need to know, explaining things in plain English and giving you all the information and guidance you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.

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Our team has extensive experience in all areas of property law. We love helping our clients buy and sell property. We take great pride in giving practical, informed advice and taking pro-active, decisive action to ensure you get the deal and outcome you’re looking for.

We’re experienced in property sales and purchases, leases, refinancing, land development and subdivisions.

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Relationship Property

We know every situation is unique and there is no “one size fits all” solution. Our team has extensive experience around the formation and division of relationships and will guide clients through contracting agreements, pre-nuptial agreements and separations in a professional and sensitive manner.

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We’re a proud Taranaki firm and, as such, we have a huge amount of experience in meeting the unique needs of farmers and the rural community.

Our team can look after all your legal issues, including farm sales and purchases, land leases, banking, business structures, farm succession, resource management, share milking and employment arrangements.

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Family trusts can be a great way of protecting your assets and making sure family members are looked after. Our experienced lawyers will advise whether a trust is right for you, and set up and maintain it on your behalf.

From the seemingly straightforward to the most complex of trusts, it’s crucial they are structured and administered in compliance with New Zealand laws.

Nicholsons also offers succession planning and estate administration services.

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Our team is approachable, friendly and down-to-earth.

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